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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The name given to loadstone as first discovered in Magnesia, a town in Asia Minor; also to a piece of iron, nickel, or cobalt having similar properties, notably the power of setting itself in a definite direction; also a coil of wire carrying an electric current, because such a coil really possesses the properties characteristic of an iron magnet.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Magnet'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/magnet.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.